Good morning everyone! :)
As you can see I am still jet lagged from my vacation, I have been up since 3:30am! Haha but it’s okay, I was able to catch up on my readings and messages here on Tumblr. I got back late Saturday night and have been trying to adjust back to the timezone.
I still cannot believe that the trip happened and is over already, it is definitely bittersweet. I miss my family in the Philippines and Vietnam greatly but I know that it is time for me to get back on track and focus on my goals. Sometimes I catch myself thinking “Did I really just take a 2 and half week vacation with my boyfriend to our homelands?!” This trip made me happy in many ways: 1) I got to travel the world with the man I love. 2) We got to visit each other’s homeland and families. 3) We paid for this trip by ourselves with our hard work. 4) I got to experience different lifestyles. 5) It made me appreciate all the things I had in life even more. 6) I fell in love again for the umpteenth time. 7) I got to take a break and just relax. 8) I made this trip possible at 25 years old. Those are just some of the many reasons why I loved this trip and why it made me so happy.
So did I work out? Gym wise: No. But we sure did do a lot of walking! And when I say a lot, I mean A LOTTTT! I remember days where my legs would ache from all of the walking we did to sightsee. It was definitely worth it though because with all of the food we were eating we needed to burn off the calories. There were gyms in the Philippines and Vietnam but seeing that we only had two and a half weeks, we wanted to spend our time with our families and explore the beauties that our country had to offer. In the Philippines we literally ate five big meals a day! I mean for breakfast his aunties cooked us six dishes, you would’ve thought that it was dinner! Lol. I literally ate everything on this vacation without a care in the world (okay I’m lying, there were times when I was like OMG I am losing my figure), after all I was on vacation! I ate halo halo almost every day in the Philippines and it was amazing! Hehe. PI and Vietnamese food are definitely better in the homeland! In Vietnam I was able to eat amazing pho and bun bo hue for only $1.50! It was like I was in heaven! It was quite hard for me to come back to America and seeing how expensive everything was again. Haha.
Now that I am back, I have gone to the gym once. I am planning on going after this post as well and will have a new video up for you guys. My first day back was a little sluggish but I was still able to hit my weights. I decided not to take pre workout because I wanted to see how much my body can actually do. Prior to leaving I felt big and strong in the weight room but coming back I felt small. It will take some time to build my muscle mass again but I am ready to put in the work. I gained two pounds on my trip and loss definition. All good! I had a great vacation so I am not going to sit here and sulk over two pounds.
I have a lot of ideas coming up for my blog so please stay tuned and thank you all for the support! :)